The Must-Own Cultural Phenomenon Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER Arrives to Homes Digitally on May 8, Blu-Ray on May 15 | #BlackPanther

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Bring Wakanda Home With Extensive Bonus Features That Allow Viewers to Explore Deeper into The Wondrous World of Wakanda

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe.

IMG_3615Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message and watch it over and over again–Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on May 15.

With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4k Ultra HD offers consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of “Black Panther,” fans will experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium.

Also included are a roundtable discussion with “Black Panther” filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

The global cultural phenomenon of “Black Panther” has dominated the box office charts emerging as the third biggest movie of all time domestically with over $665 million – the first film in eight years to spend five weeks at No. 1 – and rising to the global top 10 of all time with over $1.3 billion.

In the acclaimed film, T’Challa returns home to the hidden, high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it.

The extraordinary ensemble cast of “Black Panther” also includes veteran actors such as Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother; Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, the spiritual leader of Wakanda; and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, an illegal arms dealer; and standout performances by Academy Award® nominee Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Royal Counsel to T’Challa; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe; and Emmy® Award-winner Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a Wakandan War Dog.

The action in “Black Panther” is intensified through a musical score by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Ludwig Göransson and soundtrack curated and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

“Black Panther: The Album” topped the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and the end-credit track, “All The Stars,” featuring Lamar and SZA, spent nine weeks in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray:

  • Director’s Intro
  • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
  • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
  • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
  • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
  • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
  • Deleted Scenes
    • U.N. Meet and Greet
    • Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
    • T’Challa Remembers His Father
    • Voices from the Past
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
  • Director’s Commentary
     

Digital Exclusives:

  • In World Wakanda Tourism Ads
    • Come to Wakanda “Before”
    • Come to Wakanda “After”

“Black Panther” is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience.

The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital Copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.

Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.

Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will fully experience the sights and sounds of Wakanda.

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#MovieWednesday: Week 1 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Princess Diaries and Justice League

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Hey hey hey!! Happy Hump Day!

Today is dedicated to movies, movies and more movies. So, grab your popcorn and prepare for trailers, release dates, casting news, etc. I’m hoping to have some podcasts posted here as well, so if I can wrangle in some of my cohorts, those will be included on certain Wednesdays too.

I can’t complete my first #MovieWednesday without mentioning the new Star Wars trailer! Ho. Ly. Crap. Balls. The anticipation for this one is REAL! If you’re one of like five people who hasn’t seen it yet, you can watch it below:

Ahhhhhh!!! Were you as impressed and worried as I was?? I work with two Star Wars fanatics who are uber excited about the idea that Rey might turn to the dark side alongside Kylo Ren, but I refuse to accept this. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that perhaps she’s teaming up with Luke Skywalker and pretending to side with Kylo Ren in order to retaliate for (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!) killing Hans Solo. Think I’m reaching? You’re not the only one haha. Let me know what YOU thought!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be released in theaters December 15, 2017 and tickets are available now!


PB1208[1]This is a rather random choice for #MovieWednesday, but who cares? It’s a movie! I’ve heard so many people talking about the 1987 film The Princess Bride, but I, personally, have never seen it. I decided to change that and I recorded it on my DVR last week. I finally sat down to watch it and realized that it wasn’t necessarily what I expected. It was odd, it was far-fetched, it was cute, it was romantic, it was funny and I liked it! Have you seen it before? Want me to shut up about it now? … As you wish …


One movie that I’m really excited about is Justice League! I don’t even think I need to give an explanation as to why! lol. I’m excited to see Jason Momoa embrace the role of Aquaman, and I’m stoked to see a female superhero (Wonder Woman) holding her own amongst some of the best male superheroes. I’m still a bit salty that Grant Gustin didn’t get to play The Flash in the film since he plays him so well on The CW, but I digress. Check out the newest trailer and let me know your feelings. Who are you most excited to see?

 

Here are the newest movie posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Justice League:

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES | Watch Andy Serkis Transform into Caesar in Powerful new “Face of Caesar” promo!

Not all heroes are human.

20th Century Fox has released “Face of Caesar,” a new WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES promo highlighting the incredible transformation of Andy Serkis to “Caesar.”

I actually saw Andy Serkis presenting this on Stephen Colbert’s show the other night and it’s fascinating to watch!!

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Over the course of three films, Weta Digital has mastered the art of translating human actors to apes. The apes level of sentience has developed throughout each film and so too have Weta Digital’s techniques and toolsets. Developing some of the most advanced techniques in the industry Weta artists employ these tools to create exceptional CG characters.

SYNOPSIS: War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere TODAY!

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Channels:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | #WarForThePlanet

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES | “Bad Ape & Maurice” Clip & Character Emojis! #warfortheplanet

Winner takes all. Whose side are you on?

In celebration of opening week, 20th Century Fox has just released an exclusive new clip featuring “Bad Ape and Maurice” from WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, the culminating chapter of the latest Planet of the Apes trilogy. But that’s not all!  Fans of Caesar can now share their excitement with a full set of animated emojis featuring all their favorite characters from WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.

SYNOPSIS: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Channels:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | #WarForThePlanet

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere TODAY!

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES | “Meeting Bad Ape” Clip |#warfortheplanet #movie

BadApePoster20th Century Fox has just released “Meeting Bad Ape,” a NEW CLIP from WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, the culminating chapter of the latest Planet of the Apes trilogy. In WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, Caesar and his band of Simian brothers discover an unknown, newly evolved ape named “Bad Ape” (Steve Zahn) – an escapee from a zoo.  For the first time in the trilogy, Caesar and his apes discover a new ape outside of their tribe, marking a critical moment in the war between Humans and Apes.

SYNOPSIS: In the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere July 14, 2017!

 

Director: Matt Reeves
Written by: Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves
Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer & Terry Notary

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Channels
WEBSITE: WarForThePlanet.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ApesMovies
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ApesMovies/
#WarForThePlanet

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI | New Poster & Teaser

starwarsthelastjediposter[1]You guys!!!! It’s here!!!!

Here is the official poster for the new Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi,’ and it is F*&#%&^* awesome!!!

It’s nice to see Mark Hamill’s face behind a light saber again! I’m sure most of us would love to see Luke get revenge on Kylo Ren after killing our beloved Hans Solo, am I right? I’m just excited to see another installment period!  🙂

We were also blessed with a teaser trailer which looks AMAZING! You can check that out below . . .

The film is due to be released December 15!  as always, let me know what you think! What are your fan theories?

 

SYNOPSIS: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. 

 

Enter to Win! ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Prize Pack Giveaway

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Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in U.S. theaters this Friday and I can’t wait!!!

Ok – here’s what you gotta do to enter my giveaway…answer the following question below…

WHICH STAR WARS CHARACTER WOULD YOU BE and WHY?

Send me your ANSWER, FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Official Trailer & Marathon Event

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Heyyyyyyyy!!!!!

So the official trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was released, and I can’t be more excited to see this movie!!  What are your initial thoughts??  You can check out the trailer below (if you haven’t already OR you just want to watch it again!), and also check out the list of participating theaters for the Star Wars Marathon Event!  This event will take place on December 17, just one day prior to the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’  Some theaters are even offering themed incentives for advanced ticketing, so check out the site HERE for more information!

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* Participating Star Wars Marathon Event Theatres

REGAL CINEMAS TIKAHTNU 16 Anchorage, AK
COLONEL GLENN 18 Little Rock, AR
AMC WESTGATE 20 Glendale, AZ
HARKINS SUPERSTITION SPRINGS 25 Mesa, AZ
MARKETPLACE 16 Tempe, AZ
CINEMARK PARK PLACE 20 Tucson, AZ
MAYA BAKERSFIELD 16 Bakersfield, CA
AMC BURBANK 16 Burbank, CA
REGAL HACIENDA CROSSINGS 20 Dublin, CA
EDWARDS FRESNO 22 Fresno, CA
EL CAPITAN Hollywood, CA
CENTURY 20 Huntington Beach, CA
EDWARDS SPECTRUM 21 Irvine, CA
CINEMARK 22 Lancaster, CA
MONTEREY 13 Monterey, CA
EDWARDS STADIUM 26 North Long Beach, CA
AMC ORANGE 30 Orange, CA
AMC ONTARIO MILLS 30 Ontario, CA
CENTURY RIVER PARK 16 Oxnard, CA
REDWOOD DOWNTOWN 20 Redwood City, CA
AMC METREON 16 San Francisco, CA
CENTURY 20 OAKRIDGE San Jose, CA
ARCLIGHT 16 Sherman Oaks, CA
CARMIKE THOUSAND OAKS 14 Thousand Oaks, CA
CENTURY 16 GREENBACK LANE Sacramento, CA
AMC MISSION VALLEY 20 San Diego, CA
EDWARDS MIRA MESA 18 San Diego, CA
HARKINS NORTHFIELD 18 Denver, CO
AMC WESTMINSTER PROMENADE 24 Westminster, CO
AMC LOEWS DANBURY 16 Danbury, CT
BUCKLAND HILLS 18 Manchester, CT
CONNECTICUT POST 14 Milford, CT
AMC AVENTURA 24 Aventura, FL
CINEMARK PALACE 20 Boca Raton, FL
CINEMARK PARADISE 24 Davie, FL
DELRAY MARKPLACE 12 Delray Beach, FL
AMC REGENCY 24 Jacksonville, FL
REGAL KENDALL VILLAGE 16 Miami, FL
REGAL WATERFORD LAKES 20 Orlando, FL
AMC TALLAHASSEE MALL 20 Tallahassee, FL
AMC VETERANS 24 Tampa, FL
MUVICO PARISIAN 20 West Palm Beach, FL
UNIVERSITY 16 Athens, GA
REGAL ATLANTIC STATION 18 Atlanta, GA
WARD 16 Honolulu, HI
EDWARDS BOISE 21 Boise, ID
ADDISON CINEMA Addison, IL
AMC RIVER EAST 21 Chicago, IL
REGAL CITY NORTH 14 Chicago, IL
CENTURY 12 EVANSTON/CINEARTS 6 Evanston, IL
AMC SHOWPLACE NAPERVILLE 16 Naperville, IL
ROSEMONT 18 Rosemont, IL
AMC SHOWPLACE SCHEREVILLE 16 Schererville, IN
GOODRICH HAMILTON 16 Noblesville, IN
CEDAR RAPIDS GALAXY 16 CINE Cedar Rapids, IA
CINEMARK 20 JORDAN CREEK West Des Moines, IA
AMC STUDIO 30 Olathe, KS
CINETOPIA OVERLAND PARK 18 Overland Park, KS
13TH AVE. WARREN Wichita, KS
CINEMARK FAYETTE MALL Lexington, KY
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN USA Louisville, KY
AMC NEWPORT 20 Newport, KY
REGAL LOUISIANA BOARDWALK 14 Bossier City, LA
AMC BATON ROUGE 16 Baton Rouge, LA
AMC ELMWOOD PALACE 20 Harahan, LA
AMC WHITE MARSH 16 Baltimore, MD
CINEMARK EGYPTIAN 24 Hanover, MD
REGAL CINEMAS MAJESTIC 20 Silver Spring, MD
AMC LOEWS BOSTON COMM 19 Boston, MA
SHOWCASE CINEMAS DE LUX REVERE Revere, MA
NCG TRILLIUM CINEMAS Grand Blanc, MI
CELEBRATION! CINEMA Grand Rapids, MI
NCG EASTWOOD CINEMAS Lansing, MI
AMC FORUM 30 Sterling Heights, MI
MJR SOUTHGATE 20 Southgate, MI
MARCUS OAKDALE Oakdale, MN
AMC ROSEDALE 14 Roseville, MN
SHOWPLACE ICON St. Louis Park, MN
RONNIES 20 CINE Sappington, MO
TWIN CREEK Bellevue, NE
REGAL STONECREST AT PIPER GLEN 22 Charlotte, NC
AMC SOUTHPOINT 17 Durham, NC
AMC GARDEN STATE 16 Paramus, NJ
CENTURY RIO 24 Albuquerque, NM
REGAL CROSSGATES 18 Albany, NY
UA SHEEPSHEAD BAY 14 Brooklyn, NY
COLLEGE POINT 12 College Point, NY
ISLAND 16 CINEMA DE LUX Holtsville, NY
AMC EMPIRE 25 New York, NY
REGAL UNION SQUARE 14 New York, NY
AMC LOEWS PORT CHESTER 14 Port Chester, NY
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN USA Rochester, NY
AMC LOEWS RACEWAY 10 Westbury, NY
REGAL RED ROCK 16 Las Vegas, NV
AMC LENOX TOWN CENTER 24 Columbus, OH
CINEMARK AT VALLEY VIEW Valley View, OH
WARREN THEATRES Moore, OK
AMC QUAIL SPRNGS 24 Oklahoma City, OK
AMC SOUTHROADS 20 Tulsa, OK
REGAL BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE 18 Tigard, OR
AMC NESHAMINY 24 Bensalem, PA
UA KING OF PRUSSIA STADIUM 16 King of Prussia, PA
AMC LOEWS WATERFRONT 22 West Homestead, PA
PROVIDENCE PLACE CINEMAS 16 Providence, RI
THOROUGHBRED 20 Franklin, TN
REGAL PINNACLE 18 Knoxville, TN
MALCO PARADISO Memphis, TN
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH LAMAR Austin, TX
AMC NORTHPARK 15 Dallas, TX
CINEMARK 17 Dallas, TX
CINEMARK 20 El Paso, TX
AMC GULF POINTE 30 Houston, TX
EDWARDS HOUSTON MARQ’E 23 Houston, TX
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN 20 Pflugerville, TX
CINEMARK WEST PLANO 20 Plano, TX
SANTIKOS PALLADIUM 22 Richmond, TX
SANTIKOS PALLADIUM San Antonio, TX
MEGAPLEX 20 AT THE DISTRICT South Jordan, UT
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN 17 Spring, TX
PARAGON VILLAGE 12 Fredericksburg, VA
AMC TYSON CORNER 16 McLean, VA
AMC LYNNHAVEN 18 Virginia Beach, VA
AMC LOEWS ALDERWOOD MALL 16 Lynnwood, WA
LINCOLN SQUARE Bellevue, WA
CENTURY FEDERAL WAY Federal Way, WA
SEATTLE CINERAMA Seattle, WA
AMC RIVER PARK SQUARE 20 Spokane, WA
MARCUS PALACE CINEMAS Sun Prairie, WI
MAJESTIC CINEMA OF BROOKFIELD Waukesha, WI
SCOTIABANK THEATRE TORONTO Toronto, ON
SCOTIABANK THEATRE VANCOUVER Vancouver, BC
CINEMA BANQUE SCOTIA MONTREAL Montreal, QC
CINEPLEX ODEON SOUTH EDMONTON Edmonton, AB
SCOTIABANK THEATRE CHINOOK Calgary, AB
LANDMARK CINEMAS 24 KANATA Kanata, ON